Worried about your memory?
Everyone forgets things from time to time, but the memory loss associated with dementia is different. Significant changes in memory are not normal at any age and should be investigated by a doctor as soon as possible.
Information about memory disorders from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on memory loss and amnesia.
Amnesia is loss of memory that is usually temporary but can sometimes be permanent. Learn more about what it is, causes and ways to live with amnesia.
An encephalopathy refers to any disturbance of the brain's functioning that leads to problems like confusion and memory loss. Read more here.
Dementia – an overview
Dementia is a disease that affects a person’s memory, thinking, and behaviour. There is no cure but recognising the symptoms early can support quality of life.
Cognitive impairment can cause problems with a person's thinking, communication, understanding or memory. You can find out more by reading our trusted partner pages.
Helping someone with longer term confusion
Trusted information about helping someone with longer term confusion.
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) affects the parts of the brain controlling personality, behaviour and language. Learn about how to manage FTD symptoms.
Memory aids in the home and dementia
Trusted information about dementia and memory aids in the home, including how to help the person with dementia feel safe, comfortable and independent
Is 'baby brain' real?
Researchers at Deakin University who investigated 'baby brain' found that cognitive function and memory are affected in the third trimester of pregnancy.